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July 2005

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The Dallas, Texas Police Department needs your help. On January 7, 2005, an unidentified male was struck by a hit and run driver and died from his injuries. This victim deserves his identity and his family needs to be contacted. Man is described as a black male, believed to be about 25 years old, approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall and 198 lbs. Subject also had a jaw replacement in the past. He has the following tattoo's....page here with photo's and info not graphic but not recommended for young people to visit


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52 year old John Hall in Oakland, California (died from injuries August 25th - father of seven, grandfather of 15) KESQ
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7-31

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36 year old John Thomas Krenzel, near Port St Lucie, Florida Scripps Treasure Coast Publishing Co
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7-31

A

38 year old Elizabeth DeMaio in Elmont, New York (arrested hit and run driver was an EMT) F * Newsday
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7-31

V

3 week old Andrew Gallegos near Tuscon, Arizona + KOLD
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7-31

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39-year-old Clinton Terrell in Richmond, Virginia Richmond Times - Dispatch
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7-31

D

23 year old Cesario Alex Rodriguez, in Oceanside, California (another seriously injured - struck while changing tire on shoulder) Union Tribune
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7-31

A

Unnamed man in Metairie, Louisiana (Interstate 10 onto the northbound lanes of Clearview Parkway) * WBRZ
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7-31

P

23 year-old Kenneth Gibson "Joey" near Turnersville, New Jersey (worked on communication towers as high as 1000 feet tall - recently started skydiving - stepped outside club for breath of air when a driver with an age restricted license struck him - numerous arrests expected as large cover-up is unfolding) * Courier Post
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7-30

M

Kapiolani Aea, 38, in Pearl City, Hawaii F
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7-30

A, V

50 year old Maria Dolores Zamora and 10 year old Ricardo Perez in Mission, Texas F The Monitor
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7-30

A

39-year-old Jeffery Frieman near Highland Springs, Colorado * 9NEWS
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7-30

M

23 year old Matthew Castroreale in Mira Loma, California Daily Bulletin
7/30 - 50-year-old Maria Zamora killed when driver fleeing from McAllen, Texas police in stolen vehicle runs stop sign and strikes her car. Her 10 year old passenger critically injured, the passenger in the stolen vehicle ejected, and driver captured after manhunt in neighboring woods. KRGV
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7-29

V

26-year-old Grant Hampton in Tempe, Arizona * KPHO
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7-29

P

20 year old Miguel Velazquez in Pocahontas, Arkansas (struck twice, first driver fled but returned to scene later) * KAIT
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7-28

P

47 year old Roy Dala Ballain, in Eureka, California * The Eureka Reporter
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7-28

P

46 year old Denise Matheu, in Pawtuckett, Rhode Island (struck by at least 3 cars, first 2 did not stop) F * Pawtuckett Times
 

7-28

P

2 year old Cole Robison in Kingdom City, Missouri (wandered onto Interstate 70 near his home) Belleville News - Democrat
 

7-28

P

36 year old Charles Seiler, known as Chuck, in Herrin, Illinois The Southern Illinoisan
 

7-28

P

Unnamed 72 year old man in Salinas, California (on southbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of the Airport Boulevard overcrossing) KTVU

New York Police arrest fugitive in Virginia wanted from 1974 hit and run death of 51 year driver. Subject was using an alias, known to his neighbors as a pastor, and since he fled the state after posting a bond in 74, he did not fall under the state's statute of limitation prosecution law.
WAVY
 

7-27

P

50-year-old Randolph J. Graham in Largo, Florida News Channel 8
 

7-26

M

Unnamed woman in Willimantic, Connecticut WJAR
 

7-26

B

42 year old Ronald Mathews in New Orleans, Louisiana * WWLTV
 

7-26

P

41 year old Curtis Ray Harris in Culpeper, Virginia Culpeper Star Exponent

7/26 - In yet another blaring reason why you should not take the law into your own hands, two men, apparently in reference to a minor hit and run accident, begin ramming each others cars until they both ran into a third, parked car. A passenger in one of the cars, Johnny Rufus Harris, who would have turned 25 the following day, was killed. His brother is now charged with reckless murder, and the driver of the other car is facing manslaughter charges. - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery Advertiser
7/26 - A Kentucky State Police trooper shot and killed a hit-and-run suspect at a rest stop after suspect brandished a weapon.

LEX 18
7/25 - 68-year-old Alvin Moore killed by hit and run driver being chased by police in Las Cruses, New Mexico. Driver later captured.

Las Cruces Sun - News

7-25

P

3 year old Anthony Lloyd Oscar Littrean in Norcross, Georgia (mother was in hospital having given birth to a sister the day before, and young boy was staying with friends -  reported missing at 4:30 am and found at side of road later - turned 3 last Wednesday - mother believes he somehow unlocked the front door and was going home when struck ) Macon Telegraph
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7-24

B

53 year old Daniel Lee Massingham, in Springfield, Montana (died 7/28) Springfield News

7-24

P

24-year-old Jonika Travis in Newport News, Virginia (struck by 3 vehicles that fled - police have id'ed 2 of 3) F * WVEC
 

7-24

P

25-year-old David Casco in Fort Walton Beach, Florida WEAR

7-24

P

8 year old Gerardo Zaragoza Jr., in El Rio, California * Ventura County Star

7-24

P

46-year-old Debra Kalani in Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii F KITV

7-24

P

30 year old Leonard Christin Videau,  in Baton Rouge, Louisiana * The Advocate

7-24

P

Unnamed woman in Chicago, Illinois (79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue) F + Chicago Tribune

7-24

P

16 year old Jack Carson Kellum, in Anaheim, California 

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Orange County Register

7-24

P

46-year-old Denise Shode-Stevenson in Indianapolis, Indiana (6500 block of Georgetown Road) F WISH

In 1998, 16 year old bicyclist Ethan Barton was killed by a hit and run driver who was later captured and sentenced to 18 months for leaving the scene of an accident and drunken driving. Hit and run is a misdemeanor in the state of Maine, even when someone is killed. Today, that same driver is serving a 6 month sentence in a Maine jail for a second operating under the influence conviction. The driver had a blood-alcohol content of 0.31 percent when police stopped her for erratic driving, a level which would render much of the public unconscious. She will be elgible to get her license back in November 2006.  

Sun Journal

On July 23rd of last year, Nicholas Lucke, 24, sisters Stacey Williamson, 15, and Nickole Williamson, 23, and Timothy "T.J." Chaney, 22, died when the driver of the vehicle they were riding in, crashed and fled the scene. He was later arrested and convicted on 4 counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and sentenced to 80 years. 

7-23

P

19 year old Angela Padilla in San Diego, California (near the 4000 block of Clairemont Mesa Blvd) F ECHL San Diego Gulls

7-23

B

55 year old Leroy Lynch Jr. in Rocky Mount, North Carolina + NBC 17
 

7-23

D

52 year old Willie Whitlock Griffin near Roxie, Mississippi (commerical driver on his 28th wedding anniversary - had stopped because of tree fallen on Highway 33 when struck) * Enterprise - Journal

7-23

P, P

56 year old Martha Romero and a 9-year-old Pedro Romero in Temecula, California (were taking items out of back of vehicle after arriving for family gathering when struck) F * ^ North County Times
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7-22

B

18-year-old bicyclist Earl Richard Rice near Corning, Arkansas * ^ Clay County Democrat
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7-22

P

Unnamed woman near Cartersville, Georgia (Highway 41 north near Allatoona Dam Road - body not discovered until 7/26) F The Daily Tribune News

7-22

P

19 year old Kimberly Vasquez in East Hartford, Connecticut F * ^ East Hartford Gazette

7-22

M

35 year old John Lester Beckman, in La Verne, California * SGV Tribune

7-22

A

Unnamed man in Johnson City, Tennessee (1 child critical, 2 others injured) + NewsChannel 11
 

7-22

P

23 year old Kelly Russo in Chicago, Illinois (suspect driver was a nurse at St. Alexius Medical Center - victim was a teacher and had just earned bachelor's degree 3 weeks prior) F * Chicago Sun - Times

7-22

A

28 year old Julie A. Sutton-Osgood in Chicago, Illinois (physician's assistant at Mt. Sinai Hospital) F * ^ ABC7
 

7-22

D

39 year old David Anthony in Santa Ana, California (fleeing a two car accident on foot, driver/victim is struck by another hit and run driver, and then hit again - MacArthur onramp to the 55 Freeway) Orange County Register

7-22   In what may be this years youngest case of a hit and run auto driver, a 10 year old girl drives a Toyota over a 3 year old bicyclist in a courtyard, seriously injuring him in Brooklyn, New York. She panicked and fled the scene. Parents of victim want charges filed against the step-father of the little girl, who had just explained to her how to operate the vehicle. 3 year Chino Zeno is in critical but stable condition.

New York Daily News
 

7-21

M

27 year old Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Gregory Chad Weitzel in San Diego, California.(1st vehicle in crash stopped, second who hit him on the ground did not - he survived two tours in Iraq but not our deadly roads) KFMB

7-21

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28 year old Thomas Zielinski, and 32 year old Kimberly Potoski, near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania F * WNEP

7-21

B

Joe Key (in his 70's) in Camden County, North Carolina (N.C. Highway 343 and U.S. Highway 17) * The Daily Advance

7-21

P

Unnamed 39-year-old man near Ypsilanti, Michigan (driver returned to scene 20 minutes later)  * ^ clickonDetroit.com
 

7-20

B

Las Vegas Police Officer Don Albietz in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada (passed away 7/28) * KVBC

7-20

P

50-year-old James Barber near Carlisle, New Mexico (homeless man struck by car reported stolen a few days before) KOAT

7-20

P

51-year-old Daniel Saleron in Denver, Colorado (Federal Boulevard at 58th Avenue - construction zone flagger) * ABC7

7-19

P

John Moore in Troy, Alabama * ^ NBC13

7-19

P

Unnamed man in Memphis, Tennessee (College and McLemore) WMCTV

7-19

D

68 year old Walton Trevithick near Fallon, Nevada (trying to pick up some items in the highway that had fallen from his vehicle) Tahoe Daily Tribune

7-18

P

33 year old Anne Marie Sanks in Columbus, Ohio (inital car that struck her did not stop - two others that hit her did) F Columbus Ledger - Enquirer

7-18

B

18 year old Michael Hagar II in Hannibal, New York * NBC3

7-18

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Unnamed woman in Detroit, Michigan (near McGraw and Springwells, near Interstate 94 - man in critical condition) F * WDIV

7-16  45 year old Cheryl Broadnax is killed when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by a stolen car being chased by Baltimore, Maryland police. Driver of stolen car fled on foot but was arrested shortly after.

Baltimore Sun

7-17

P

45 year old Judee Ross-Richmond in Chicago, Illinois (Archer Avenue near Cermak Road -  7th-grade English teacher) F + Chicago Sun Times

7-17

P

Unnamed male in Memphis, Tennessee (Interstate 240 just past Millbranch) WREG

7-17

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45-year-old Ralph Diggs in Roxbury, Massachuesetts (father of 4) * The Boston Globe

7-17

P

20 year old Selene Romero in Tucson, Arizona F + Arizona Daily Star

7-16

P

Albara Aguilar in Nash County, North Carolina (S.R. 1001, south of Strickland's Crossroad - victim described as Guatemalan migrant worker) Rocky Mount Telegram

7-16

B

2 year old Josie Cassano in Kennewick, Washington F + Tri-City Herald

7-16

A

33 year old Scott Gardner near Wilmington, North Carolina (Highway 130 - wife in critical condition, 2 children minor injuries - Scott was a Gastonia high school teacher) * ^ Charlotte Observer

7-16

P

85 year old Ralph Blackwood in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California (White Oak Avenue just south of Ludlow Street - Ralph was a World War Two veteran - $50,000 reward for info - call  (818) 756-8391) Los Angeles Times

7-16

A, V, V

27-year-old Benjamin Boussert, a 29-year-old Jason Choy, and Giulia Adesso, in Berkeley, California (CHP investigating reports of non contact hit and run driver starting chain reacton crash - all 3 Berkeley chemistry students ) F KTVU
 

7-16

P, P

4 year old Leonor Castro Gutierrez and 5 year old Claudia Marina Castro Gutierrez on Bridge of the Americas between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico  F
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* ^ KVIA

7-16

P

Unnamed 15-year-old boy near Baton Rouge, Louisiana (La. 19 south of La. 955)  * The Advocate

7-16

B

89-year-old Godfrey Lehman in Petaluma, California (riding a 4 wheel electric scooter in bike lane when hit) Bay City News

21 year old convicted of felony leaving the scene of an accident in Florida in May, and sentenced to 3 years probation, is now wanted in the murder of a 24 year old Tallahassee man. Mylon Devore Lowe was killed for a pair of tennis shoes, about $60 in cash, a gun and a cell phone.

Tallahassee Democrat

7-15

B

29 year old Sean Pearce in Burrell Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania (Sean was riding a bicycle after having his DL suspended in 2004 for DUI. It should be noted that Sean was obeying the law and not driving on a suspended license, as many hit and run drivers do) WPXI

7-15

P

44 year old Robin Pfister  near Harrodsburg, Indiana (walking to car to get money for a garage sale) F * Indiana Daily Student

Two 36 year old men fleeing from crash in Mayfield, miss a turn and crash into a store in Northville, New York. Both men die from injuries.

Capital News 9

7-14

P

46 year old David Allen Poslick near Enid, Oklahoma * KOTV

7-14

P

32 year old Shawn Wilford in Jackson, Mississippi (killed by an escaped prisoner - based on a civil case upheld by Washington State Supreme Court, the state of Mississippi may be sued for this) * WJTV

7-14

B

41-year-old Francisco Javier Cruz in West Covina, California + SGC Tribune

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60 year old Rita Wagner near Cross Canyon, Arizona (article says crash happened 'last week') F Gallup Independent (7-13)

7-13

A

32 year old Laura Farmer in Okanogan, Washington (Okanogan County sheriff's search and rescue volunteer swerved to miss oncoming car - which did not stop - see memorial to Brittani LaFollette for a family friend)  F The Wenatchee World

7-13

A

46 year old Ricky Butler between Danbury and Norwalk, Connecticut (tanker carrying 8000 gallons of gasoline crashes and explodes - highway carrying 30,000 vehicle a day will be closed for days - police looking for no contact hit and run vehicle) WABC

7-12

B

42 year old Bernard S. Diggs in Chesapeake, Virginia * ^ WVEC

7-12

A

29 year old Antonio Horton near Concord and Pleasant Hill, California (after surviving a single vehicle crash, Antonia was struck and killed by a hit and run driver) KTVU

7-12

P

23 year old Brandi Hoffield and 22 year old Casey Rahn near Independence, Louisiana F
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* ^ The Advocate

7-12

P

51 year old Alvin Davis in Denham Springs, Louisiana * The Advocate

7-12

V

57-year-old Annette Ward near East Ridge, Tennessee F * The Chattanoogan

7-12

V

5 month old fetus in Cincinnati, Ohio (female driver of vehicle flees after crashing with her 24 year old pregnant passenger injured) * WLWT

7-11

V

19 year old Francisco Fabian in Santa Cruz, California (Buena Vista Drive near Harkins Slough Road - passenger in vehicle where all other occupants fled after single car crash)  * Santa Cruz Sentinel

7-11

V

David "Fat Joe" Ashmore in Warren, Michigan * ^ Macomb Daily

7-11

V

12 year old Azlyn Axtell, near Wapato, Washington (seven others taken to hospital - hit and run driver turned himself in later after learning the police has his identity - he also had numerous injures) F * Seattle Post Intelligencer

7-11

D

62-year-old Leslie Arjun in Chicago, Illinois (after 2 vehicles had minor accident, parties pulled into parking lot where an arguement broke out. Hit and run driver began to drive off and hit other driver, killing him. Driver then fled.) * WBBM

7-11

P

61-year-old Marilyn Guthrie in Youngstown, Ohio (as driver  reportedly backed up and struck her twice this may be a case of murder - or panic) F WKBN
 

7-10

V

25-year-old John McVay in Napoleon, Michigan (passenger in single vehicle crash - all other occupants, including driver, fled) + ^ The Jackson Citizen Patriot

7-10

P

24 year old Annalia Ramkisson in Irvington, New Jersey (while attending an outdoor wedding reception, hit and run driver struck parked truck, which struck victim - search engines did not find - reported to this site by husband) F * The Star Ledger

7-10

V

22 year old Eddie Holmes in Outagamie County, Wisconsin * The Post Crescent

7-10

P

24 year old LaTonya Comeaux, in Houston,Texas (Memorial Hermann Hospital EMT) F Houston Chronicle

7/10 - 39-year-old Catherine A. Moore, killed by hit and run tow truck driver being chased by police in Cleveland Ohio. Two others injured and driver arrested.
WKYC

7/9 - Unnamed 43 year old man from New York killed by hit and run driver in Kingston, Ottawa, Canada according to CFRA Radio. Driver was in stolen dump truck and fled the scene in another stolen vehicle.

After defeating Carley's Law, a bill named after hit and run victim Carly Regan, which would have strengthened hit and run minimum sentences in Canada, Wajid Khan, Liberal MP for Mississauga-Streetsville told the media that "We should not be criminalizing every person who leaves an accident scene in which there was a death or injury". The Maple Ridge Times wrote "As difficult as it may be for the surviving victims of an atrocity as traumatically demanding as the loss of a child to an irresponsible driver, moderation has to be considered in determining any minimum penalties addressed in law, and especially in the Criminal Code....Carley's Law embodies all that is good and proper by the standards of responsible Canadians. But the ability to exercise discretion must be built in to a redrafted version that we hope will be before the House of Commons post haste."

Unnamed 40-year-old woman killed while being pulled in an inner tube behind a wave runner. Rounding a corner victim slammed into parked pontoon, and wave runner operator fled scene on a Clare County lake in Michigan.

WJRT

7-9

B

52 year old Rudolph Ross, in Anderson, Indiana (killed while riding a mini-bike) * ^ WRTV

7-9

P

49-year-old Ronald Clark in Ville Platte, Louisiana (struck by approx 6 vehicles that stopped, the first didn't) KATC

7-9

P

68 year old Gerald Pigeon, in West Seneca, New York * ^ WRGZ

7-9

P

32 year old Donald Wade Pack Jr in Miami, Florida (I-95 and Hillsboro Boulevard) Sun Sentinel

7-8

P

52-year-old Gail Lynn Barton in Sacramento, California (Watt Avenue south of Elverta Road) F KXTV

7-8

P

47 year old Rosalind Martin, in Richmond, California (dragged for nearly one block after she was hit - police learned later subject was at scene but never identified himself as driver) F * KTVU

7-7

A, V

24 year old Annette Santiago and 23 year old Jason Valdez, near Merrick, Long Island, New York F New York Newsday

Driver indicted by grand jury in the 2002 hit and run death of 37-year-old Helen Gutierrez-Otero near Tomé, New Mexico

News-Bulletin

7-5

P

51 year old Sonny L. Brown in Copiague, Suffolk, New York Newsday

7-5

V

26 year old Alicia Arana in Denver, Colorado. (Alicia was passenger, along with her 3 children, when her common law husband fled a crash because he had been drinking. The car he struck chased him and both cars side swiped one another causing the vehicle Alicia was in too crash, injuring all aboard. The hit and run victim, fled the scene, and is now a hit and run driver.)(Update - both drivers charged) * ABC 7

7-4

P

2-year-old Demontay Simmons in Tampa, Florida (driver was attempting to run over ex-girlfriend but hit 2 children playing next door - while a hit and run driver, he will face murder charges)(Tampa Tribune reporting at least 20 children in yard having a party) * WKMG

Rhonda Western, a friend of the webmaster, succumbs to cancer, only 6 weeks after being diagnosed.

7-4

A

41-year-old Diane Newton in Harlem, New York City, New York (4th grade teacher sitting in parked car waiting for her fiancee struck by speeding youth, who fled - someone stole the diamond from her engagement ring after she was struck) F * WNBC

7-4

B

26-year-old Taji Redd in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (operating an all terrain vehicle) KYW3

7-4

P

Unnamed male in San Antonio, Texas (7300 block of Northeast Loop 410) San Antonio Express-News

7-4

P

31 year old Issac Lambe in Jacksonville, Florida WIXX

7-4

P

34 year old Robert Eugene Knisley Jr near New Reading, Ohio Times Recorder
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7-3

P

53 year old Alberto Mejia in Los Angeles, California (died 8/11) LA PD Press Release

7-3

P

23 year old Craig J. Seitzer, in Otsego, Minnesota * St Cloud Times

7-3

V, V

29-year-old Kevin Michael Lane and 19 year old Timothy Cano near Woodland, California * Sacramento Bee

7-3

P

46-year-old Kirk McGuire in Portland, Oregon * KATU

7-3

V

52 year old Pearl Richardson, near Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina (5 others injured) F * Winston - Salem Journal

7-3

P

35 year old Oscar Maldonado in Fort Myers, Florida * ^ The News-Press

7-2

V

24-year-old Ivan Flores Jimenez in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee * ^ The Tennessean

7-2

P

24-year-old Natasha Catherine Olashuk in Weirton, West Virginia F + The Intelligencer

7-2

P

33 year old Grania Maggio, in Saratoga Springs, New York (physical therapist struck after attending Dave Matthews Band concert)  F * ^ Capital News 9

7-2

M

Unnamed male in Prince Georges County , Maryland (Woodyard Road and Dower House Road) + WJZ 13

7-2

P

27 year old Karthikeyan Sennimalai, in Fayetteville, Arkansas (attending University of Arkansas with dreams of returning to native India and start a business) The Morning News / KHBS

7-2

P

50 year old Robert Wayne Milligan, in El Cajon, California North County Times

7-2

P

53-year-old Vernon James Bright in Durham, North Carolina + WRAL

7-1

A

62 year old Mara Zuments in South Bend, Indiana F * ^ South Bend Tribune

7-1

P

87 year old William Burke, in Chicago, Illinois + Chicago Tribune

7-1

P

19-year-old John Odis Demmer Jr in Rialto, California   San Bernardino County Sun


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